Originally Posted by illuminatefreak
So are a lot of places really becoming "pay to play?" I've only been to one out of the 27 courses I've played (which is not many considering how many there are nation wide) other than one. But that one you had to pay to get into the park in general whether you played DG or not. The course was simply part of the park (no extra to play).
How many free courses are there that are turning into pay to play?
Depends on the area you are in. Some places are more receptive to it than others. Some have more resources and people that can make it happen. Around Chicago there isn't really anything pay to play. Minneapolis/St. Paul area has a lot of pay to play courses along with plenty of free courses. There are so many disc golfers in that area that all courses stay pretty saturated with players, and the pay to play courses actually get decent money to go back into the course. Madison in Wisconsin recently made all of the 18 hole courses in the immediate area pay to play.